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Your wedding day is not just an event; it’s a chapter in your love story, and where you choose to celebrate this chapter, really does matter. Bali, with its exotic landscapes and enchanting vibes, has become a magnet for couples seeking a picture-perfect destination wedding. But with so many options available, how do you navigate the choices to find the wedding venue that’s truly the one? We’ve got you covered with these essential tips to guide you on your quest for the dream wedding venue in Bali, with Villa Vedas taking first place.

1. You should be getting married in Bali!

Bali offers a tapestry of landscapes and atmospheres across its various regions. Seminyak boasts vibrant beach clubs, Ubud is known for its lush greenery and artistic vibes, while Uluwatu presents stunning clifftop views. If you’re looking for a secluded all-inclusive 5 star luxury venue, only a 20 minute drive from Canggu, Villa Vedas needs to be at the top of your wish list. Picture this: you’re located right by an empty beach on the west coast of Bali with an incredible sunset surrounded by family and friends saying, “I do”. Bordering ancient Balinese rice paddies, traditional villages, temples and 45 metres of unobstructed beachfront, Villa Vedas provides a picturesque backdrop to capture stunning memories on film.

2. Set Your Wedding Budget

Finances play a significant role in wedding planning. Remember that the venue cost isn’t the only expense; consider additional charges like catering, decor, and transportation. Interested in having your wedding go off with a bang? Villa Vedas has a permit for fireworks as well as the longest outdoor curfew in Bali – 3am!
Make use of Bali Beach Glamping right next door where all your guests can stay and it’s just a short beach stroll next door to Villa Vedas to witness your special day.
We have wedding packages for all budgets and can customise any aspect to make it personal and idyllic; and still within your wedding budget! And as we know you’ve fallen in love with Villa Vedas for your dream wedding venue – don’t worry, we have special packages created just for weddings at Villa Vedas!

3. Guest List

Determine the size of your guest list early on. Knowing the approximate number of guests will help you find a venue that comfortably accommodates everyone. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering for 30 people or a grand celebration with 100 people, the versatility of Villa Vedas has got you covered. It has 5 different locations for the ceremony alone and stunning views everywhere you look. You can have your dream water wedding overlooking the Indian Ocean, you can have your toes in the sand or on the grass, you can enjoy the seclusion and privacy in the stone gazebo or have it in the lush garden. No matter your guest list, everything is possible at Vedas. With eight en-suite bedrooms, two infinity pools and a sky pool, Villa Vedas has everything you need to have the wedding that dreams are made of!

4. Our Planning Expertise

As you walk through the spaces of your venue, visualise your wedding day unfolding there. Is it easy to picture yourselves and your guests walking through the stunning tropical gardens? Do you find yourself day-dreaming about walking down the longest floating aisle at your water wedding in Bali? Can you see your guests enjoying a bonfire on the beach after fireworks? Do you have a huge smile on your face and tears on your cheeks now? Then, we’ve found your perfect wedding venue – Villa Vedas!
We are the Bali wedding experts and have wedding packages that can be personalised to suit every budget, every type of ceremony, and every wedding dream. So, get in touch with Grace and start planning your dream wedding, celebrating the new chapter of your life with your true love.

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Wedding Arch Of The Year

Wedding Arch of the year

Wedding arches are a popular and visually stunning element in any wedding, and with the wide range of flowers available in Bali, the arch designs are endless. Bali is renowned for its picturesque landscapes, lush tropical settings, and vibrant culture, making it a sought-after destination for weddings.

Why are wedding arches important?

Traditionally the wedding arch is a symbol of the future home shared by the couple; the arch representing the roof under they share their new journey and life together. A wedding arch is usually the first place your loved ones will see you as a married couple, so your wedding arch serves as a symbolic frame for the moment you exchange your vows and start a new journey together. Your first wedding photos as a married couple are taken in front of your arch, so choosing the flowers, colours and shape of the arch is a personal touch to your wedding – and one that we can help you design!

What kind of arch should we have?

You dream it, we make it happen – and we believe that anything is possible!  Our wedding arches are designed to blend harmoniously with the tropical beauty of Bali; using materials like bamboo, driftwood, flowers, fabric and other local style elements. Couples may choose to incorporate traditional Balinese design elements, like intricate wood carvings or Batik fabric, to infuse local culture into their wedding decor, or go with an ultra modern shape and structure. Everything is possible!

Where should our wedding arch go?

Whether your wedding is garden style, on one of Bali’s beautiful beaches, on a clifftop, or in a stunning villa, your arch frames the photos of you and the stunning background of your choice. We help you find the most stunning wedding locations in Bali – creating the perfect views being framed by your wedding arch.

How do we choose our Bali wedding flowers?

Flowers play a significant role in all Bali weddings, used to decorate wedding arches, table settings, cushions, and the aisle. Orchids, carnations, roses, snapdragons and other tropical blooms can be woven into intricate arrangements and used throughout the wedding design. We have our own in-house florist to create romantic and beautiful floral decorations and bouquets, including for your wedding arch. Did you know we also have a flower bible that we share with all of our couples to help them choose their Bali blooms?

How will our arch look as the wedding goes from day to night?

Wedding arches can be enhanced as the sun sets with subtle lighting; we love using fairy lights, lanterns, or candles, to create a magical and whimsical atmosphere as the sun sets. This soft lighting adds a touch of romance, elegance and poetry to the setting. Your wedding arch can be used as a photo backdrop so you can enjoy it throughout the whole night!

So, what was the arch of the year?

Without question, our couples chose the Snowy wedding arch, for it’s delicacy and fluffiness, simplicity and subtle beauty – baby’s breath blooms with a hint of peacocks woven around the arch and draped softly around the arch. This stunning wedding arch is also popular because it stands out at any wedding venue – it adds delicacy to a beach wedding; a dramatic frame for a green jungle backdrop; and sits back perfectly in any setting.

But don’t take our word for it – scroll through these images to see how this gorgeous wedding arch looks in our Bali wedding venues.

Remember that Bali weddings, like any destination weddings, require careful planning and coordination to ensure a seamless and joyful experience. We work with you on every aspect of your wedding, ensuring you have your dream Bali wedding and creating memories of a lifetime.

To talk to your Bali wedding team about your dream wedding, please get in touch.

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Cake Design Ideas for Western Wedding

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Bali Weddings | Wedding Planner in Bali | Wedding Venues in Bali

When planning a cake design for a western wedding, you can draw inspiration from classic western elements and motifs. Here are some ideas for a western-themed wedding cake design:

  1. Rustic Charm: Embrace the rustic charm of the west with a naked or semi-naked wedding cake. These cakes have minimal frosting on the outside, exposing the layers and giving it a natural, rustic look. You can adorn it with fresh flowers, greenery, or even edible gold dust for a touch of elegance.
  2. Woodland Theme: Incorporate a woodland or country theme into your cake design. Use fondant to create adorable edible figurines of cowboys, cowgirls, horses, or other western elements like cacti, horseshoes, and lassos.
  3. Barnyard Chic: Combine the idea of a chic wedding with western elements. A tiered cake with a weathered wood pattern and lace details can strike the perfect balance. Top it with a cute fondant cowboy hat or a pair of cowboy boots.
  4. Cowboy Boots: Consider having a smaller wedding cake with the shape of a cowboy boot. Decorate it with intricate piping work and sugar flowers to match your wedding colors and theme.
  5. Western Sunset: Use the captivating colors of a western sunset as inspiration for your cake design. Incorporate shades of pink, orange, and purple, and add silhouettes of cowboy riders or a lone cactus against the sunset backdrop.
  6. Leather and Lace: Mix elements of leather and lace for a western-inspired cake design. Use fondant or edible lace to create delicate patterns combined with edible leather textures and accents.
  7. Western Monograms: Incorporate western-style monograms with the initials of the couple on the cake. It could be in the form of a horseshoe-shaped monogram or a rustic wooden monogram toppers.
  8. Bandana Patterns: Utilize the classic bandana pattern as a design element. You can add it as a border around each cake tier or use it as a backdrop for sugar flowers or other decorations.
  9. Wild West Town: Create a miniature edible wild west town as a cake topper, complete with tiny buildings, wagons, and western characters.
  10. Rodeo Theme: Celebrate the excitement of rodeos by decorating the cake with elements like a bucking bronco, a rodeo rider, or a rope lasso.

Remember to work closely with your chosen baker or cake designer to bring your vision to life. Provide them with pictures and detailed descriptions of your desired western wedding cake design, and they will be able to craft a cake that perfectly suits your special day.

Plan your cake design with Bali Happy Events and find what you are looking for!


How To Plan Wedding with Limited Budget?

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Bali Weddings | Wedding Venues in Bali | The Surga

Planning a wedding on a limited budget requires careful consideration and prioritization. By making strategic choices and being resourceful, you can still have a beautiful and memorable wedding without breaking the bank. Here are some tips to help you plan your wedding on a limited budget:

  1. Set a budget: Determine the total amount you’re willing to spend on your wedding. Break it down into categories like venue, catering, attire, decorations, etc. Having a clear budget will help you stay on track and avoid overspending.
  2. Prioritize: Identify the most important aspects of your wedding and allocate more budget to those areas. Decide on what elements you want to splurge on and where you can make cost-cutting choices.
  3. Guest list: Keep the guest list small and intimate. Fewer guests mean lower costs for catering, invitations, and venue size.
  4. Off-peak and weekday weddings: Consider having your wedding during off-peak seasons or on weekdays, as venues and vendors often offer discounts during these times.
  5. DIY decorations: Get creative and make your own decorations or enlist the help of friends and family. DIY projects can be fun and save money on costly decorations.
  6. Affordable venue: Look for budget-friendly venues like community centers, parks, or private properties. Outdoor weddings can be charming and often cost less than traditional indoor venues.
  7. Simple invitations: Opt for digital invitations or create your own using free online templates. This can save you money on printing and postage costs.
  8. Second-hand attire: Consider buying pre-owned wedding dresses or suits, or look for sales and discounts at bridal stores. You can also rent attire for the big day.
  9. Potluck or food trucks: Instead of hiring an expensive catering service, consider having a potluck-style reception or hiring food trucks, which can be more cost-effective and add a fun element to your wedding.
  10. Negotiate with vendors: Don’t hesitate to negotiate with vendors to get the best possible deals. Many are willing to work within your budget if you communicate your limitations upfront.
  11. Limit the bar: Instead of an open bar, opt for a limited selection of drinks or a cash bar to control costs.
  12. Borrow or rent decor: Borrow decorations and items from friends or family who recently got married or explore renting options for items like tables, chairs, and linens.
  13. Opt for a smaller wedding party: Having a smaller wedding party means fewer bouquets, boutonnieres, and gifts to purchase.
  14. Photography and music: Look for talented amateur photographers or musicians who may charge less than professionals but still provide excellent services.
  15. Skip the extras: Cut out non-essential extras like expensive wedding favors or unnecessary add-ons that can quickly add to your expenses.

Remember, the most important aspect of your wedding is the celebration of your love and commitment. By focusing on the meaningful elements and making thoughtful choices, you can have a wonderful wedding day within your budget constraints.

If you do not have time to plan your wedding by yourself, Bali Happy Events will happily help you! Contact us for more information about our package or custom package!


Henna: Wedding Traditions of India

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Henna Art for Indian Weddings

The art of henna (called mehndi or mehendi in Hindi and Urdu) has been practiced in Pakistan, India, Africa and the Middle East for over 5000 years. Some documents date it to over 9,000 years old. Henna has a natural cooling effect, so desert dwellers have used it for centuries to regulate their body temperature. They crushed the dried leaves of the henna plant into a paste, which they soaked in their palms and soles for a cooling effect. As long as the henna stain remains on your skin, you can feel its cooling sensation all over your body. When this stain first disappeared, it left a pattern on the surface of the skin, giving rise to the idea of ​​creating a pattern for decorative purposes. Even mummies wore henna motifs in ancient Egypt, and Cleopatra herself is recorded using henna for decorative purposes.

Henna was a popular body accessory not only for the rich, but also for the poor who could not afford jewelry.


Weddings and Other Henna Traditions

Henna is traditionally used in Africa, Pakistan, India and the Middle East for holidays, henna art birthdays, weddings and other special occasions. The most popular tradition is the mehendi (henna) night, when the bride and her family, relatives and friends gather to celebrate their upcoming wedding. The night is filled with games, music and dance performances that may have been rehearsed months before the event by those closest to the bride. Brides, on the other hand, have extensive henna patterns on their limbs, reaching down to their elbows and sometimes their knees. Bridal patterns can take hours and are often created by multiple henna-her artists. As a rule, guests also receive small motifs (tattoos) on the back of their hands.

Modern brides prefer to get their henna done before their mehndi night so they can enjoy the celebration and still have a darker henna on their wedding day.

According to tradition, as long as the henna stain remains on the bride, she does not have to do any housework. It is said that the darker the dirt, the better the relationship between husband and wife, and the better the mother-in-law. So you can imagine why brides want their blemishes to be as dark and long-lasting as possible.


Temporary Henna Tattoos

For body decoration, the leaves of the henna plant are dried, ground into a fine powder and processed into a creamy paste using various techniques. When this paste is applied to the skin, only the top layer of skin is discolored. In its natural state, it colors the skin orange or brown. It looks dark green (or dark brown with some henna) when applied, but this green paste flakes off, leaving an orange stain. After 1-3 days of use, the dirt will turn reddish brown. The palms and soles of the feet have the thickest skin and contain the most keratin, so they are the darkest. Henna gets darker the farther it is from the hands and feet. The face is usually the area most prone to discoloration.

Henna works on all skin types and tones. Dark skin looks just as good as fair skin, but some people are more tolerant of pigments than others, so it may be noticeable on one skin and not as noticeable on another. Still, henna is a symbol of beauty, art, and happiness, and is meant for everyone.

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Top Value Pick of the Month: The Edge

The Edge Uluwatu is a spectacular wedding venue located on the southern coast of Bali. It is situated on a cliff-top overlooking the Indian Ocean, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. This luxurious villa can accommodate up to 100 guests and is ideal for couples looking for a unique and memorable wedding experience. This venue is Bali Happy Events’ top value pick of the month.
The Edge Uluwatu offers a range of wedding packages that can be tailored to fit the couple’s needs and preferences. The villa features a stunning infinity pool that overlooks the ocean, making it the perfect backdrop for a romantic ceremony. The villa also has several indoor and outdoor spaces that can be used for the ceremony, reception, and other wedding-related events.
The villa offers luxurious accommodations for the couple and their guests, including several spacious suites and villas that offer stunning ocean views. The villas are elegantly decorated with modern furnishings and are equipped with all the necessary amenities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay.
The Edge Uluwatu also has special price for 20 pax up to 30 pax by Bali Happy Events. Bali Happy Events can help with everything from choosing the perfect flowers to selecting the right music for the reception, ensuring that every detail is perfect.
In addition to its stunning location and luxurious accommodations, The Edge Uluwatu also offers a range of activities and amenities for guests to enjoy during their stay. Guests can relax in the villa’s spa, work out in the gym, or take a dip in the infinity pool. The villa also offers a range of outdoor activities, including surfing, snorkeling, and hiking.
In conclusion, The Edge Uluwatu is a spectacular wedding venue that offers stunning views, luxurious accommodations, and a range of amenities and activities. Whether you’re looking for a small and intimate ceremony or a larger celebration, The Edge Uluwatu is the perfect location for a romantic and unforgettable wedding experience.
Get the details for The Edge Top Value Pick by Bali Happy Events here!

Wedding Venue in Bali

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Bali, known as the Island of the Gods, is a popular destination for couples seeking a romantic and exotic location for their elopement. With its stunning beaches, lush tropical landscapes, and vibrant culture, Bali offers a variety of wedding venues that are perfect for an intimate ceremony.
One of the most popular wedding venues in Bali for elopements is the Villa Tamarama. Located in the heart of Seminyak, this luxurious villa offers stunning ocean views and a private rooftop terrace that is perfect for a romantic ceremony. The villa also features a spacious living area, a modern kitchen, and a swimming pool, making it an ideal location for a honeymoon as well.
Another popular wedding venue in Bali is the Ayana Resort and Spa. This five-star resort is situated on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean, providing breathtaking views and a serene atmosphere. The resort offers a variety of wedding packages that can be customized to suit the couple’s preferences, including a private ceremony on the resort’s private beach or a ceremony in the resort’s lush gardens.
For couples looking for a more unique wedding venue, the Bali Swing is a popular choice. This outdoor venue offers stunning views of the Ayung River valley and features several swings that overlook the valley. The Bali Swing offers a range of wedding packages, including a private ceremony on the swings and a romantic candlelit dinner.
Another popular wedding venue in Bali is the Samabe Bali Suites and Villas. This five-star resort is located on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean and features luxurious suites and villas that offer stunning ocean views. The resort offers a variety of wedding packages that can be tailored to the couple’s preferences, including a private ceremony on the resort’s private beach or a ceremony in the resort’s lush gardens.
Finally, for couples looking for a truly unique and intimate wedding experience, the Villa Shalimar is an excellent choice. This stunning villa is located in the heart of Canggu and features beautifully landscaped gardens, a private pool, and luxurious accommodations. The villa can accommodate up to 50 guests, making it an ideal location for a small and intimate ceremony.
In conclusion, Bali offers a wide range of wedding venues that are perfect for an elopement. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious villa, a five-star resort, or a unique outdoor venue, Bali has something to offer every couple seeking a romantic and unforgettable wedding experience.



Flower Arrangements for Your Western Wedding

If you’re planning a Western-themed wedding, wildflowers can be a beautiful and fitting choice for your floral arrangements. Here are some ideas for incorporating wildflowers into your wedding decor:

1. Bouquets: Wildflowers make beautiful and unique bouquets. Choose a mix of different blooms, such as daisies, sunflowers, and asters, for a rustic and charming look.

2. Centerpieces: Wildflowers can be used in a variety of ways for your centerpieces. Arrange them in mason jars or small vases, or use them to create a wildflower wreath as a centerpiece.

3. Aisle markers: Use wildflowers to mark the aisle for your ceremony. Tie small bouquets to chairs or hang them from shepherd’s hooks for a charming touch.

4. Flower crowns: Wildflowers are perfect for creating flower crowns for the bride and bridesmaids. Choose a mix of blooms in different colors and sizes for a whimsical and natural look.

5. Boutonnieres: Wildflowers can be used to create unique boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen. Choose a single bloom or a mix of different flowers for a rustic touch.

6. Flower girl baskets: Use wildflowers in the flower girl’s basket for a charming and natural look. Choose flowers that match the bride’s bouquet or mix and match different blooms for a whimsical touch.

7. Cake toppers: Use wildflowers to create a unique and natural cake topper. Choose flowers that match your bouquet or centerpieces for a cohesive look.

While wildflowers are a popular choice for a Western-themed wedding, roses can also be a fitting choice for your floral arrangements. Here are some ideas for incorporating roses into your wedding decor:

1. Bouquets: Roses make classic and timeless bouquets. Choose a mix of different colors and varieties for a romantic and elegant look.

2. Centerpieces: Roses can be used in a variety of ways for your centerpieces. Arrange them in vases or use them to create a rose wreath as a centerpiece.

3. Aisle markers: Use rose petals to mark the aisle for your ceremony. Scatter them on the ground or use them to create a petal pathway for a romantic touch.

4. Boutonnieres: Roses can be used to create classic and elegant boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen. Choose a single bloom or a mix of different colors for a romantic touch.

5. Flower girl baskets: Use rose petals in the flower girl’s basket for a sweet and romantic look. Choose petals in the same color as the bride’s bouquet or mix and match different colors for a whimsical touch.

6. Floral arch: Use roses as part of a floral arch for your ceremony or reception. Combine them with greenery and other flowers for a stunning and romantic backdrop.

7. Cake decorations: Use roses to decorate your wedding cake. Choose a mix of fresh or sugar flowers to create a romantic and elegant look.

No matter which flowers you choose for your Western wedding, remember to choose blooms that represent your personal style and the theme of your wedding.


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7 Ideas For Rustic Wedding Decorations

Decorated meadow for wedding ceremony.

If you’re planning a Western-themed wedding, rustic decorations can help create the perfect ambiance. Here are some ideas for rustic Western wedding decorations:

1. Mason jars: Mason jars are a versatile and affordable decoration that can be used in a variety of ways. Fill them with flowers or candles, or use them to hold utensils or favors.

2. Burlap: Burlap is a classic rustic material that can be used in many ways. Use it as a table runner, wrap it around jars or vases, or use it to create bunting or other decor.

3. Wood: Incorporate wood into your wedding decor by using wooden crates, slices, or other elements. You can also use wooden signs to direct guests to different parts of the wedding.

4. Lanterns: Lanterns are a gorgeous addition to a rustic wedding. Hang them from trees or place them on tables for a warm and inviting glow.

5. Wildflowers: Wildflowers are a perfect addition to a rustic wedding. Use them in centerpieces, bouquets, or as aisle markers.

6. Cowboy boots: Cowboy boots are a classic Western accessory that can be used as a decorative element. Place flowers or candles in them, or use them to hold favors.

7. Antlers: Antlers are a unique and eye-catching addition to a rustic wedding. Use them as centerpieces or as part of your table decor.


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Indian Wedding Ceremonies: What You Need To Know

Indian Pre-Wedding Events


  1. Engagement Ceremony

The betrothal event is considered one of the most important pre-wedding ceremonies not only in Hindu weddings, but also in other religions, and is primarily an intimate event between the bride and groom’s close relatives and friends. This event usually takes place months before the wedding. At the ceremony, both fathers of the bride and groom guarantee the children’s assets and make a formal wedding announcement of the children to the invited guests.

  1. Mehendi Ceremony

The Mehendi ceremony involves applying henna to the hands and feet of the bride (and in some states to the groom as well). This beautiful event is usually held in the evening, surrounded by lots of dancing and music by family and friends. While the bride has to sit for hours to complete the mehendi art, many of the female guests complete the mehendi art with at least one hand. Singing traditional songs and playing traditional musical instruments, such as dholak, often complement this joyful celebration.

  1. Sangeet Ceremony

Sangeet is considered a female-centric event and is perhaps the most entertaining Hindu pre-wedding ceremony. Traditionally, the Sangeet ceremony should be part of the formal betrothal event, but these days it is held separately. Thus, the wedding fun at this celebration is extended to another day. The Sangeet ceremony was only a part of Hindu weddings in North India, but now this joyful event has its presence in South India as well. Please note that the ceremony planner will swear by it. So you can see that a special theme has been chosen for this occasion and a dance performance is prepared.

  1. Tilak/Sagan Ceremony

The tilak ceremony is considered the first step in strengthening the bond between the two families. This auspicious event takes place mainly at the groom’s residence, where the bride’s male family members rub kumkum or vermilion on their foreheads. There are many versions of the tilak ceremony in different parts of the state, but the one mentioned is frequently witnessed. Apart from that, music and dance are also important parts of this ceremony in many states.

  1. Haldi Ceremony

One of the most enjoyable events in Indian weddings is the Haldi ceremony. Variations of this auspicious event can be found in different parts of the country. In this ceremony, haldi her paste is applied to the bride and groom’s body before the wedding or in the morning. In some states of India, this ceremony is performed after the mehendi ceremony. The mixtures used in rituals are known by different names depending on the region, such as ubutan, manda and terban. The Haldi ceremony is directly related to beautifying the bride and groom’s big day. In addition, yellow is considered to be an auspicious color and is said to ward off evil spirits.

  1. Roka Ceremony

Roka is considered the first step of marriage. It is like a bride and groom formally announcing to each other that they are getting married.In this ceremony, both families gather for the first time and exchange sweets, gifts and dried fruits with each other. In some traditions, the puja is performed by a priest.


Indian Post-Wedding Events


  1. Vidaai

Vidaai is a moving event that marks the end of a wedding. It is an integral part of the wedding ceremony for the bride to walk out the door with tears in her eyes and throw five handfuls of rice on her head to reflect wealth and prosperity. As she drives away, the bride’s brothers and cousins ​​push the car so that the brothers can help her start a new life with her husband. It symbolizes helping. After the car starts, money is thrown in the street to cast off or ward off evil spirits. This post-wedding event goes by different names in different parts of the state, but it’s an important ceremony everywhere.

  1. Reception

This post-wedding ceremony is basically a way of introducing the bride to the groom’s community. There is no set ritual to follow at this event. In fact, the ceremony is full of dance, music and a big feast.

  1. Blessing Ceremony

Commonly called the Aashirvaad ceremony, this highly emotional event is celebrated to ask for blessings from elderly family members and other well-wishers. During this ceremony, the bride’s family and relatives and friends visit the groom’s mansion and present the newlywed couple with candies and fruits along with gold/silver/diamond jewellery, while the couple touches their feet. In some regions, the Asirwad ceremony takes place a few days before the wedding celebration, signifying the confirmation of the bride and groom’s new relationship. The doors of the bride and groom’s mansion are decorated with rows of mango leaves that are said to last for a year after the wedding. The groom’s family gives the bride a sari, and in return the bride’s parents give various grooms rings and watches.

  1. Dwar Rokai Ceremony

This joyous ceremony is mostly seen at North Indian weddings. When the newlyweds arrive at the groom’s residence and confront the couple by not allowing his sisters to enter the house, the Dwar Rokai ceremony is performed. Or you will be asked to present a valuable gift. Often this is a joyous ceremony with very friendly discussions between brothers and sisters.

  1. Griha Pravesh Ceremony

The Dwar Rokai ceremony is followed by the Griha Pravesh ceremony. New brides are welcomed in the traditional Indian way during this important ceremony. She is first asked to enter the house by sliding a glass/kalash with rice under the toe of her right foot. In some places in India, the bride is asked to say her husband’s name at the entrance before entering the house.

  1. Mooh Dikhai Ceremony

Mooh Dikhai is an important post-marriage ceremony in Hinduism. It is basically held to introduce the bride to the groom’s family. A woman reveals her bride’s face and showers her with gifts, especially her mother-in-law, who presents her bride with gifts as a sign of her welcome.

  1. Pag Phera Ceremony

Pag Phera is also observed as an important Hindu post-marriage ritual. In this ceremony, the bride is taken from her in-laws home by her brothers, where she stays for almost three days. When the ceremony is over, her groom comes to her house, asks her parents for their blessings, and takes her bride home. The bride’s family offers gifts to her daughter and son-in-law. The girls are believed to be the form of Goddess Lakshmi, so brides go home to ensure the prosperity of their parents.



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